Janis Christison ~ QFA
1993 (Group 1) 2001 (Group 2/3)
Eatons Hill QLD
Phone: 07 3264 4698
Mob: 0407 743 239
Airport: Brisbane (BNE)
I have always been fascinated with cats and can clearly remember my first cat Josie, a grey tabby, my constant companion when I was a small child. I entered the cat fancy in Canberra in 1976 showing a Persian neuter. My prefix Santique (in partnership with my husband) was granted the same year in Canberra and I bred blue, cream and blue–cream Persians for many years until moving ‘home’ to Queensland in 1989. In 1991 I began an Exotic programme from first generation breeding in most colours and patterns but always on a small scale. Many major awards were achieved over the years including Group 1 Cat of Year awards in 1987, 1990 and 1998, each time with a blue Persian! We no longer have entire cats having dedicated the many years since the last litter in 2000 to caring for our retired show and breeding cats which have now all sadly passed on. We now give all our love and care to our young neuters, an Exotic and a Russian, which have brought me back to the fun of showing – both have won Desexed Cat of Year.
I am an ACF Inc All Breeds International Judge and have been judging since 1991. I regularly judge all over Australia and New Zealand and I have also judged in Germany, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Sweden and South Africa. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to handle so many beautiful felines and meet their proud owners.
I am currently President of Queensland Feline Association Inc (QFA), a position I previously held during 2015–2017 following my service as a Vice President from 2005. I have been a Tutor Judge since 1999 and have always been very involved at Club level especially in the position of show manager.
1998 NZ, 2000 NZ 2004 NZ, 2011 Germany, Netherlands; 2012 Malaysia